The Pulltops – “Here We Are”


The anthemic “Here We Are” is the latest single from Milwaukee-based band The Pulltops. Power-pop and alt-rock inspirations show alongside touches of country rock — complementing lyrical themes of perseverance. A chugging, rollicking guitar-led spirit traverses into the melodic “you and me, never meant to be,” admittances — gearing into a bouncy hook in the “sifting through the ashes,” introspection. The debonair vocal presence and pulsing guitars combine for a replay-inducing charm throughout.

Emphasizing the ethos of prioritizing the journey itself rather than the destination, “Here We Are” continues to showcase the band’s stellar, catchy rock songwriting — evidenced also on previously featured cuts like “With You” and “Make Me Smile.” The duo of Mark Pierret and guitarist Tom Crowell infuse clever hooky traversals with a familiarly melodic vein of pop and rock, which on “Here We Are” shines with an accessible, radiant charm.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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